Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

Welcome! This blog is your exclusive look into the lives of current students from around the US and world as they explore classes, extracurricular activities, campus life, and their love for Rochester. Plus, get advice from admissions and financial aid counselors, regional directors, and deans about the admissions process, academics, scholarships, and aid.

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Planning for Postgrad
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Working in a Virus Lab
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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors
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How to Land a Summer Internship
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Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?
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The Importance of Taking Chances
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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond
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Spring Cleaning
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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign
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Can I Afford It?

Planning for Postgrad

You graduated college—CONGRATULATIONS! That’s wonderful news, and now you’re off to the real world. What kinds of tips and tricks can we give you to prepare you for postgrad life? Well buckle up, because there’s a lot to learn if you want to be financially fit. 1. Loan repayments don’t start the day after you[…]

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Working in a Virus Lab

In January 2013, I started volunteering in the Ward Lab over at the Medical Center to do undergraduate research. The Ward Lab’s primary focus is viruses, so I actually got the opportunity to work with mouse pox, a member of the poxvirus family. So yes, I was and still am working with a very dangerous[…]

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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors

Written by Stanley Martin, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs Hello families, my name is Stanley Martin and I’m currently a mental health counseling graduate student at University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. I am the Graduate Head Counselor for Pre-College Programs 2015 and I’m elated about the opportunity! In just a few weeks, we[…]

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How to Land a Summer Internship

As a college student, it is important to gain real-world experiences outside of school. Summer is the best time to gain such experience through volunteering or internships. For most students, internships can seem intimidating (at least it was for me). I’m here to talk about how to land a summer internship from the beginning to[…]

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Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?

by Jesse Reichenstein, member of the Class of 2016 and president of Spark Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship (n) en·tre·pre·neur·ship: A word most of us have probably heard but are still kind of unclear on what it means. As a part of the Spark Entrepreneurs student community, that’s what we try to clear up on campus. We get a lot of students saying, “Oh…[…]

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The Importance of Taking Chances

The May 1 enrollment deadline has come and gone, which means Rochester’s campus eagerly awaits the newly confirmed Class of 2019’s August arrival. Of course, the feelings are reciprocated; you soon-to-be freshmen are surely brimming with excitement, curiosity, and probably some anxiety about your upcoming adventure. There’s no way to say this without sounding cliché, but[…]

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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond

A little over a month ago I sat down at my computer and attempted to write this blog. I had just returned from my spring break service trip with Rochester’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras and wanted to write about my experience. But try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out where to start.[…]

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Spring Cleaning

It’s spring! After this brutal winter, we were all starting to think that spring would never come. But it’s finally here, and you know what spring means? Spring cleaning! (Source: wallorg.com) Here are our top three tips for some financial spring cleaning: 1. De-clutter your home. Have you cleaned out your dorm room or apartment lately? If and when you[…]

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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign

This year I’ve had the distinct privilege of co-directing the Class of 2015 Gift Campaign. The Gift Campaign is students’ opportunity to give back to those areas of campus and student life that were most meaningful to them. Oftentimes, the Gift Campaign is perceived as the school trying to get students’ money, but it’s actually[…]

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Can I Afford It?

“Can I afford it?” We hear these four little words a lot this time of year. For many people, this question weighs heavily on their minds as May 1 looms in the not-too-distant future. What other kinds of questions do you need to think about as you try to sort out whether you can afford your college[…]

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